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Foot Theme – HUGE Compilation of Seuss Lessons and Activities

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Foot Theme

The Foot Book-Dr. Seuss
Children trace one foot on construction paper (provide an assortment of colors from which to choose), cut it out and write name on front. Display as “Meet Our Feet.”

Book: I Went Walking by Sue Williams has a farm theme, with pattern similar to Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? Make an innovation on chart or class book. Make an innovation (book) based upon a walk around the school.

There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe-Make a class book in shape of foot or boot on a topic such as, Where I wish I could walk or My feet like to walk to….

Animal tracks-study animal tracks in the snow (The Mitten could fit in here). Make painted human foot prints on paper. Obtain rubber animal paws and press into dough or clay. Display with name and picture of the animal.

This Little Piggy Went to Market-Do an innovation having the little piggies go other places, could be a class book collage of footwear (cut from magazines, draw from reference books, collect from families and community), can get into multicultural and historical aspects-what people wear on their feet in different parts of the world. Relate that to environment, weather, seasons, geography, gender, etc.

Class Book/s: Places I can walk to, Places I cannot walk to

Other modes of transportation

OKAY, YOUR TURN :o)

Kathleen

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posted by Cindy:

Books: Shoes by Elizabeth Winthrop, also Goody New Shoes (can’t remember the author, Four Fur Feet (again, can’t remember)

Shoe Graph- Kids all take off one shoe, make a class graph by type( buckle, velcro, lace, etc.)or by color, or any other attribute

Shoe Store – Set up a shoe store in the House area with different types of shoes, shoe boxes, homemade size charts,etc.

Sensory Walk – On long strip of poster paper, set up a path with different textures to walk on. Start with sand, move to hay or grass, then to cotton, then to paint or pudding to make footprints, then to shaving cream, and finally to water. Don’t even attempt this one without several helpers to hold hands while walking. PS Go potty first! Use footprint section of the paper for a mural.

Shoe tying Station – A large lace up shoe glued to a board. Let kids practice.

Art – Use various real baby or doll shoes to do printing with paint.

Make sock puppets.
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Posted by Amy to the Building Blocks mailring (http:/teachers.net/mailrings)

use the traced feet as a non-standard unit of measurement and have the kids measure things in the room…OR have them find things longer, shorter, or the same size as their own foot
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From Fran:

A few ideas that come to mind:
Story: Rosie’s Walk…Map her walk and label with the things that she saw.

Story: The Elves and the Shoemaker

a. Compare different types of shoes. When would you wear each? What might happen if you wore them at an inappropriate time, for example, if you wore ballet shoes to play soccer, etc.
b. Concept of ‘pair’. What else comes in pairs?
c. Trace and cut out feet. Compare sizes (longer, shorter, wider, the same, etc.)
d. Graph the kinds of shoes the class is wearing.
e. In discussing story–how did the elves help the shoemaker? How did the shoemaker and his wife help the elves? Extend discussion: How can we help others less fortunate (a good discussion at this time of the year especially.
f. Introduce the sh sound (shoe), the /f/ sound (feet)
g. How many feet are in our classroom?

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From Vickie:

One of my kiddos favorites is to use plastic animals (small & large) to paint — choose ones with distinctive feet & children can later review which was used for which prints.

Follow cut-out footprints through an obstacle course.

Compare sizes of feet/shoes within the class.
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Foot Theme
Find a few books with shoes in them—Cinderella, Wizard of Oz, ….. and compare the use of the shoe

Get 4 old shoes from your closet, graph the children’s guesses as to which one will go furthermost when thrown. Go outside and test. Review results of predictions

Use the same 4 shoes and have the children decide what type of activity you do in those shoes. Make up a story about when you wore those shoes. What was the weather when they were worn, what stockings did you wear with the shoes……

Have the children make a prediction as to how many shoes are in their closet at home. Homework: count the shoes in closet. Come back and compare numbers. Was their original guess an even number? Brainstorm why is it? Put all feet in the center of learning circle and count by twos.

During circle time teacher picks out all children that have buckle shoes (don’t tell them) and they stand up. Have the children guess what each child has in common. Do the same with brown shoes, rubber sole shoes, white shoe laces,….. Finding common attribute is a fine characteristic to build.

brainstorm all the different types of shoes, write an emergent reader:


Sue has boots.
John has sneakers.
Valeria has loafers.
Jorge has soccer cleats.
Mrs. W has heels.
Grace has sandals.
Don has high tops.
Dad has steel toes work boots……..
Beside each paste a picture of that type of shoe—find a Sears magazine!
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How Big is A Foot? forgot author’s name. I use this when introducing standard measurement. Children make a construction paper tracing of foot, cut it out and measure the same items. Leads to a better understanding of need for standard measurement.

Animal Tracks – just did this. Students loved it and came out great! Read Big Book of Animal Tracks by Arthur Dorros. Made copies of animal tracks. Students took one track put it on white paper with title Whose Track is This? Underneath on another paper they wrote the animal name and a sentence about the animal.

Tammy/CT/2
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I saw this idea recently in a Scholastic resource book- make FOOT BOOKS by writing a class story on sentence strips or large strips of paper. The author had created a class book based on One Potato, Two Potato – one foot, one apple etc. The students sequence the story (continue to next page)

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